The fire season is not yet over as a very high fire danger warning issued for most of Queensland
A very high fire danger warning has been issued for most of Queensland today and tomorrow because of rising temperatures, dry air and moderate to fresh south-westerly winds.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) warned that heightened fire conditions meant bushfires were likely to ignite and spread quickly.
QFES Commissioner Katarina Carroll said local fire bans were already in place in the Ipswich, Somerset, Lockyer, Logan, Scenic Rim and Gold Coast local government areas.
"These bans took effect first thing Wednesday morning and will remain in place until midnight this Friday," Ms Carroll said.
The commissioner said the weather conditions meant fire fighting crews were on high alert.
"Extra fire fighting crews are on standby across the state and are ready to respond at a moment's notice," she said.
Ms Carroll said QFES had responded to more than 2,500 bushfires and issued more than 600 bushfire warnings since the start of August.
"On average, our personnel have attended 60 fires each day across the state, with no sign of bushfire activity slowing down," she said.
It comes in the wake of recent warnings that the bushfire threat was now a year-round situation in Australia.
Ms Carroll said while firefighters were well prepared for the next 48 hours, Queensland residents should also ensure they were ready and had a bushfire survival plan in place.
"Whether you live on the urban fringe or in a regional or rural area, please ensure you and your family know exactly what actions you will take should a bushfire threaten your property," she said.
"It is equally important for those who may be travelling in high bushfire risk areas to keep a close eye on Fire Danger Rating signs, which are often located on main roads."
Many of the crews responding to the fires in Queensland since the start of August included Rural Fire Service volunteers and Fire and Rescue Service Auxiliary fighters.
"We are very thankful for the support QFES receives from the Queensland business community, which allows our dedicated volunteers and auxiliary fire fighters flexibility," Ms Carroll said.
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